….A Must See in the Hunter Valley

….A Must See in the Hunter Valley

Our Story….

In 1963, David Constable went to Wee Waa to attend a board meeting of a cotton plantation he and some friends had recently acquired. One of his associates, who flew up in his own plane, experienced engine problems on the return journey to Sydney and was forced to land at Cessnock Airport. After renting a car and looking at nearby vineyards, he became convinced that wine could be a more interesting investment than cotton. Subsequently, the same group purchased a 323-hectare farm owned by dairyman Alan Hungerford. This became Hungerford Hill, a vineyard listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange. The company quickly expanded, and was proud to introduce Australia’s first ‘bag in the box’ wine.

19 years later, in early 1982, David was in London with his wife Ida when he received a telephone call notifying him that Hungerford Hill was selling some property – three blocks of approximately 15 hectares. Sight unseen, he decided to purchase one in partnership with his long term friend, Michael Hershon. Later that year, David returned to Australia and began the process of transforming the 15 hectare site from a vacant block with several ailing vines into the beautiful property now known as Constable Estate.

Our Wine

On our property, 7 hectares of our winery in the Hunter Valley have been planted with Shiraz, Cabernet, Semillon, Chardonnay and Verdelho. The premium wines produced from our winery in the Hunter Valley have won many trophies and gold medals at National and State Wine Shows.

Our award winning wines are available for purchase here or at the Cellar Door, open 10am-4pm, 7 days a week. Check out the benefits of our Matilda Wine Club membership.

If you would like to order wine over the phone or by post, please contact our Cellar Door staff.

Our Gardens

David Constable is an avid horticulturalist. Over 32 years, he has created numerous gardens of extraordinary beauty.

All are welcome to have a walk around from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week. We will provide you with a map for your convenience, giving you the chance to discover our Oak Walk, Sculpture Park, Camellia Garden, Secret Garden, Millennium Walk, Rose Garden, and much more. Our most recent addition is a lookout with extensive views over the Pokolbin area, something that few wineries in the Hunter Valley have available.

Please see our gallery.

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